New Salinger book and film coming within next year
NEW YORK (AP) - A new J.D. Salinger film and biography are being billed as an unprecedented look into the mysterious life of the author of The Catcher In The Rye.
Simon & Schuster announced on Tuesday that it had acquired The Private War Of J.D. Salinger, an oral biography compiled by author David Shields and filmmaker-screenwriter Shane Salerno, whose screenplay credits include the Oliver Stone film Savages.
Salinger's own books have been published by Little, Brown and Co.
Mr Salerno has been working for several years on his documentary, which PBS will air next January for the 200th of its "American Masters" series.